Your Body, Your Health

Trans man? Your Body, Your Health explains the health choices for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people

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If you were assigned female at birth (AFAB) and are moving or are interested in moving towards a male or more masculine identity or presentation, this is the health guide for you. 

Written and developed by trans men, Your Body, Your Health - Health choices made easy for trans men, trans masculine and non-binary people explains the various aspects of transition healthcare in an easy-to-read, non-technical way to help you:

  • make decisions about your own wellbeing
  • deal with the challenges you might meet when dealing with a health care system (and wider society) which can still tend to think in terms of two fixed genders. 

It’s also full of good solid health information to help you stay physically and mentally sharp. 

The 68 page full colour A5 booklet has been written by and for trans men. It was written by Lee Gale and Dr Lewis Turner with cartoons by Jason Barker and main photography by Fox Fisher – all trans men. The Advisory Board, chaired by Dr John Chisholm, included both trans men and experts in the field: Dr Richard Curtis, Alex Kaye, Jay McNeil, Bernard Reed, Terry Reed, Professor Stephen Whittle and Aeden Wolton. The publication also enjoyed huge support from the community for which we're very grateful. 

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Full contents list
  • Foreword by transgender pioneer Mark Rees
  • Your body, your health
  • How the NHS can help
  • How to handle your hormones
  • Options up top
  • Options down below
  • How to have the sex you want
  • How to handle your head
  • Looking at your lifestyle
  • Know your rights
  • Glossary
  • Further information
'Absolutely amazing. Full of information I just haven’t seen elsewhere. Love the tone. Feels like it’s been written for us by people who understand.'

The Men's Health Forum is a member of the NHS England Information Standard and this new man manual is fully compliant. This means it is fully-referenced, has been peer-reviewed by our team of medics led by Dr John Chisholm, the Men's Health Forum's chair of trustees, and also road-tested with men. You can have confidence that this is a reliable source of quality evidence-based health information.


The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.

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